W.Gell, The Topography of Troy, and its Vicinity; Illustrated and Explained by Drawings and Descriptions. Dedicated, by permission, to Her Grace The Duchess of Devonshire, T.N. Longman and O. Rees, London 1804. From the Special Collections, Stanford University Library. Plate 32.
“This drawing has nothing to recommend it except the assistance it affords to the general plan for the illustration of every part of the hill of Bounarbashi, no portion of which can be totally uninteresting to the curious. The view was taken from a window in the back part of the Aga’s house looking nearly south. The two tumuli in the Acropolis are discoverable at the summit of the highest hill. Beyond the most distant house on the left, the ground falls very quickly toward the river. The city appears to have entirely cover the rising ground, and if so, must have produced a noble effect.
The longhouses in the foreground are exact portraits of those which now exist at Bounarbashi, and will give an idea of such as are generally found throughout the country. I have been informed that the streets, if indeed they are worthy of that name, are paved with a species of lava, but I am not able to speak from my own knowledge on the subject.”